"Under construction" may be a sign of progress to many, but bare soil at a building site poses a serious threat to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries if allowed to wash away in a rainstorm.Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency has praised Maryland's efforts to curb farm animal pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, calling them "robust and well-implemented." But the laudatory federal press release Monday omitted any mention of compliance and inspection shortcomings that agency officials found in the state.Read more
A "Code Orange" air quality alert is in effect for Tuesday and could be extended further into what is forecast to be a hot and humid week.
The Maryland Department of the Environment warns that air pollution could be unhealthy for sensitive groups, such as the elderly, children and people with heart or lung conditions. Those groups are encouraged to avoid activity outdoors.Read more
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is looking for volunteers to help plant wetland grasses and shrubs at Maryland Sunrise Farm in Gambrills as part of a runoff management project.
The foundation, in partnership with the U.S.Read more
Maryland lawmakers vowed Thursday to investigate and clamp down on companies that "buy" lawsuit settlements after learning that hundreds of lead-poisoning victims in Baltimore had signed away their court-approved rights to long-term financial support in return for quick cash worth only a fraction of what they were due.
Attorney General Brian E.Read more